The Jim Wright Blog: August 19, 2011

August 18, 2011 • Blog, News • Views: 1055

I mentioned the other week how quiet (dull) Switzerland could be when I worked there. I said that nothing seemed to happen. One thing’s for sure, I certainly can’t say that now I’m back in the UK. Now everyone is poking me in the ribs saying that my wish for a more stimulating

VIDEO: Autocar compares GT-R against rivals

August 17, 2011 • News, Video • Views: 1122

THE GT-R might have been revised since this video was shot back in 2009, but it still shows how much the car impresses trusted automotive publications. Autocar pitched the GT-R against Audi’s R8 V10 and the Porsche 911 Turbo and it makes for interesting viewing. Two years on since this video

Nissan strikes back at supply doubters

August 17, 2011 • News • Views: 885

NISSAN USA has launched a major marketing programme to tell the American public that supply levels are back to normal since the Japanese earthquake earlier this year. The television advert makes an obvious statement that Nissan can provide buyers with the cars they want whereas other Japanese car

Nissan celebrates outstanding dealers

August 16, 2011 • News • Views: 1723

NISSAN has announced the winners of its quarterly dealer awards. The honours include Overall Retailer of the Quarter, Vehicle Sales Retailer of the Quarter, Customer Quality Retailer of the Quarter, Service Sales Retailer of the Quarter, and Parts Sales Retailer of the Quarter. The winners in

Nissan design team build Catamaran

August 15, 2011 • News • Views: 1171

NISSAN has conquered battery transport – now the firm is exploring sail power. A Nissan-built Catamaran will soon be sailing high in the Danish ocean, the latest non-automotive design and development project by Nissan Design America (NDA), based in San Diego, California. Matt Struble, who led

Zero-emission lifestyle website launched

August 12, 2011 • News • Views: 885

A BRAND new website from Nissan has gone live allowing users to have a fun experience of a zero-emission society. Targeted at people from a wide range of age, focusing around high school and college students, ‘THE PLANET ZERO’ is a game-style website for making users enjoy leaning a

LEAF helps distillery become self-sufficient

August 11, 2011 • News, Video • Views: 1085

WHAT is the last element a business needs to reach its aspirations of becoming entirely self-sufficient? A LEAF of course. The award-winning 130-year old Bruichladdich whisky distillery on the remote Hebridean island of Islay is the firm with that aspiration. So far it has established a pioneering

Nissan sales in Europe jump 28 per cent

August 10, 2011 • News • Views: 742

NISSAN has announced a 28 per cent year-on-year increase in European sales for the 2011 calendar year to date. In the January  to July period, Nissan sold 406,733 vehicles across Europe compared to 318,264 in 2010. This has led to a significant jump in year-to-date market share, with Nissan now